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RoTell - January 31, 2024

Rotary Club Ottawa South eBulletin

Editor: Rosemary Parker
The Rotary 7040 District Conference will be held in Clayton, NY from May 3-5, 2024.
Kateri Clark and David Humphries will be involved in the conference and will lead a panel on Accessibility and Inclusion in Rotary.
The 2024 Rotary International Convention will be held in Singapore from May 24-29, 2024. To register go to the Rotary International website.
District 7040 Rotary Youth Exchange is still looking for candidates and host families. Please visit the Youth Exchange website for more information: 
Special Guest: March 6th - Rotary Ottawa South welcomes special guest, District Governor, Pardeep Ahluwali.
Golf Committee Meeting: Wednesday, February 7th at 11:30 am at KS on the Keys (Hybrid). 
New Generations Committee: Julie Cugalj is looking for 1-2 members to join her on the New Generations Committee. Speak to Julie if you are interested.
Camp Dreams Warriors Gala: Tickets are on sale now for Camp Dreams Warriors Gala which will take place on Monday, March 25th at KS on the Keys from 6-11 pm. For information and tickets visit the link below or speak to David Humphries.
Coldest Night of The Year:
We have entered a Rotary Ottawa South Team and Lisa Barleben is our Team Captain.
Let's all get involved and help out this worthy cause. If you are not able to walk, consider donating to the team. GO TEAM GO!
Details: February 24, 2024 at 4pm Located at 357 Lisgar Avenue


  •  4:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  •  5:00 pm: Move Send-off
  •  6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  •  7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + see you in 2025!
From Enemy to Friend - Growing Peace Through Reconciliation
To join a zoom meeting hosted by The Rotary Club of San Antonio, Texas and the World Affairs Council of San Antonio become part of a vital discussion on Growing Peace Through Reconciliation. Details for registration are in the poster below.
January 31, 2024 Meeting
We welcomed three guests to our meeting today:
1. Steve Desroches, guest speaker
2. Graeme Fraser, AG
3. Renee Cormier, friend of the club
Today's Speaker: Rotary Ottawa South welcomed special guest, Ward 22 City
Councillor, Steve Desroches.

Councillor Steve Desroches was first elected to City Council in 2006 for the
Gloucester-South Nepean ward and was re-elected in 2010. He honoured
his pledge to his community and family to not seek a third term in 2014. He
was successful in returning to City Council in 2022.

During his time at City Hall, Councillor Desroches delivered a number of
key infrastructure projects to serve the rapid residential growth in south
Ottawa including upgraded roads and cycling lanes, new parks and transit
park-and-rides. Under his leadership, Findlay Creek’s largest central park,
Diamond Jubilee Park, was opened.

Councillor Desroches also championed the construction of the Vimy
Memorial Bridge which has helped improve transit connections and support
local business. From his first days in office, Councillor Desroches rallied for
the construction of a north-south rapid transit rail network. He has helped
build a clean and green city by planting over 10,000 trees in the ward and
by acquiring and protecting the ward’s first large urban woodlot.
Councillor Desroches gave the members an opportunity to comment on his talk and to ask questions. We enjoyed an informative session and look forward to a long standing relationship with the Councillor.


Rotary Club Ottawa South Next Meeting:

Wednesday, February 7th, 2024
12:30 - 1:30 pm
(Hybrid at KS on the Keys)
Try it, talk about it - share the caffeinated love of Community Blend coffee!
Upcoming Events
Charity Golf Day 2024 (for Rotary Ottawa South)
The Meadows Golf and Country Club
Jun. 04, 2024
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Weekly Meeting (Virtual)
Jun. 05, 2024
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
Program and Communications Committee
Jun. 06, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Ottawa South Board Meeting
Virtual via Zoom (see description)
Jun. 17, 2024 5:00 p.m. -
Feb. 17, 2025 5:00 p.m.
Year End Business Meeting
KS on the Keys (Hybrid)
Jun. 19, 2024
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. UTC-04:00
Program and Communications Committee
Jun. 20, 2024
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Jun. 26, 2024
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